LibriVox recording of My Southern Home or, The South and Its People, by William Wells Brown. Read by James K. White. William Wells Brown was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Elizabeth, was a slave; his father was a white man who never acknowledged his paternity. Brown escaped slavery at about the age of 20. For many years he worked as a steam boatman and as a conductor for the Underground Railroad in Buffalo, New York. In 1843, he became a lecturer for the Western New York... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, history, memoir, William Wells Brown Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read by Leonard Wilson. During the late nineteenth century and until the middle of the twentieth, many elementary classrooms in America featured (along with a Gilbert Stuart portrait of Washington) a black-and-white print of a group of New England pilgrims on their way to church, the men carrying their muskets. Every school child at that time was intimately acquainted with the story of the Mayflower and the... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, poetry, Miles Standish, Courtship, Longfellow, Mayflower, Squanto, Priscilla... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre is a masterpiece of romance and hardship, penned by beloved author Charlotte Brontë. From a childhood spent as a dependent relation amongst cruel relatives and then as a student at a spirit-crushing charity school, Jane grows to become a remarkable woman: poor and plain in an era that viewed women as little more than ornaments, she believes in her own worth and craves independence and adventure. She becomes governess to a little... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audio, bronte, governess, , love story, , bildungsroman, , madwoman, , mystery, , orphan,... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Librivox recording of The Moneychangers by Upton Sinclair. Read by Margaret Espaillat. A story of white collar crime and intrigue told from the point of view of Montague, a member of the privileged class of New York. Montague witnesses the manipulation and upset of the stock market by high financier Dan Waterman who is motivated by revenge. Waterman's character is loosely based on J.P. Morgan. (Summary by Margaret) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, finance, American literature Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman, living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. In this reading, Librivox... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, pride and prejudice, jane austen, dramatic reading Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Martyred Armenia, by Fa'iz El-Ghusein. Read by Margaret Espaillat. This is a first hand account of the Armenian Genocide written by a Syrian who had been a Turkish official for three and a half years. His accounts tell of the worst of humanity, and also of the noblest. The noble include families who courageously support each other in the face of death, and Turks who refuse to follow orders to kill, knowing that they shall be executed themselves for their defiance. The... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, history, memoir, martyred armenia Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Librivox recording of The Red Badge of Courage; An Episode of the American Civil War. There comes a time in the course of battle when a participant casts his fate to the gods of war, and carries on without question, the task at hand. Living, dying, right or wrong, can be contemplated later. The spirit of the bayonet takes over and carries the youth through the crucible of battle to emerge a short time later several ages older.Stephen Cranes classic novel gives us a glimpse into the mind of a... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, history, USA, American Civil War Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe. Considered a change agent in early Gothic romance; oft-referenced in later literary works or paid homage to by such authors as Jane Austen (influential novel ready by her heroine, Catherine Morland, in Northanger Abbey); Edgar Allen Poe (borrowed plot elements for the short story The Oval Portrait); and Sir Walter Scott. - In The Mysteries of Udolpho, one of the most famous and popular gothic novels of the eighteenth century, Ann... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, audio book, literature, udolpho, austen, radcliffe, mystery Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Mary Cary, Frequently Martha, by Kate Langley Bosher. Read by Jan MacGillivray. "My name is Mary Cary. I live in the Yorkburg Female Orphan Asylum. You may think nothing happens in an Orphan Asylum. It does. The orphans are sure enough children, and real much like the kind that have Mothers and Fathers; and that’s why I am going to write this story." So begins Mary’s diary, which she fills with her various doings and misadventures at the Asylum in Virginia... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, youth fiction, children's fiction, fiction, orphans Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Librivox recording of Eben Holden - A Tale of the North Country by Irving Bacheller. Read by Roger Melin. Eben Holden - A Tale of the North Country. Having lost both parents and his home in northern Vermont, orphan Willie Brower is taken in by Eben Holden, "Uncle Eb" who transports him westward to save him from being sent to an orphanage. Through the Adirondacks and into the St. Lawrence valley they travel. Eben is kind, happy, and loves to tell stories to the youngster, many of which... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, historical fiction, Adirondacks Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland Spenser planned a 24-book romance-epic consisting of two parts, of which he completed half of the first. The first twelve books were to illustrate the development of virtues within the individual soul, and the second twelve were to depict the application of these moral virtues to remedying evils that afflict the world. Each of the first set of quests was to begin at the court of the Fairy Queen,... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, satire, literature, poetry, politics, philosophy, religion, psychology,...
LibriVox recording of The Admirable Crichton, by J. M. Barrie. From the author of Peter Pan: Lord Loam, a British peer, considers class divisions to be artificial. He promotes his views during tea-parties where servants mingle with his aristocratic guests, to the embarrassment of all. Crichton, his butler, particularly disapproves of this. Loam, his family, a maid, and Crichton are shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. The resourceful Crichton is the only one of the party with any... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Librivox, audiobook, comedy, play, social roles, social class, castaways, romance Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of THE DIARY OF A GOOSE GIRL, by KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN. Read by Maria Therese. The "Goose Girl" is a young and somewhat independent lady who, in fleeing from her lover with whom there had been a "little tiff," became a "paying guest" at poultry farm in a quiet, out-of-the-way Sussex village, in the care of which she participates. From the author of Mother Carey's Chickens, The Bird's Christmas Carol, etc. (Summary from an original review) For... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, romance, animals, farms, poultry, chickens, ducks, England Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Dr Thorndyke returns in this classic Edwardian mystery novel of forensics, both the medical and the law kind. How did the rich Egyptologist disappear off the face of the earth, and when? Who inherits his money? (Published in the US as The Vanishing Man. Boring title, eh?) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman, 1911.
Librivox recording of The Rainbow, by D.H. Lawrence. The Rainbow is a 1915 novel by British author D.H. Lawrence. It follows three generations of the Brangwen family, particularly focusing on the sexual dynamics of, and relations between, the characters. (Summary from Wikipedia) Read by Debra Lynn. For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this... ( 3 reviews ) Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of R.U.R (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek. (Translated by Paul Selver.) Read in English by a full cast. Helena Glory, as the daughter of a major industrial power's president, is a woman on a mission. She faces the island factory of Rossum's Universal Robots, the world's leading company in robotic engineering. She is convinced that these new creations called robots they make are deserving of rights like humans do. Everyone else is convinced robots are nothing more... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, sci-fi, science fiction, science, apocalypse, love story, machines,...
LibriVox recording of Dubliners, by James Joyce. Read by Tadhg Hynes. Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Joyce, Dublin, the dead, Trinity College, Ireland, short stories, literature, Librivox, audiobook Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
A divorced woman (Michael Learned) moves to a new city with her child, trying to build her life again. She joins the choir of a local church but has some personality conflicts with the choirmaster (John Houseman), a curmudgeonly old gentleman who will accept nothing but perfection from his group. As Christmas approaches the choir practices for the big show and the director pushes them all to their emotional limits. - IMDB Description ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Christmas, Movie Powder, avi, pdmovies, John Houseman
LibriVox recording of Call of the Wild, by Jack London. In this novel (often mistakenly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves. (Summary written by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: literature, audiobook, librivox Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/215
Episodes of the old-time radio musical program "The Railroad Hour". This series aired condensed versions of musicals and operettas. Gordon MacRae starred with guests like Dorothy Kirsten, Dorothy Warenskjold, Lucille Norman, and Jane Powell. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, The Railroad Hour, Railroad Hour, Gordon MacRae
LibriVox recording of The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read by Diana Kiesners It’s a dreary February in post-World War I London when Mrs. Wilkins spots an advertisement in The Times for a small Italian castle for rent in April. She sees another member of her women’s club, Mrs. Arbuthnot, reading the same advertisement and manages to convince her that the two of them should rent it. Both are miserable and lonely in their marriages. They can’t afford the cost of the villa, San... ( 9 reviews ) Topics: literature, fiction, romance, von arnim, enchanted, audio books, librivox Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text